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starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. trump shakeup. sfw >> and believer it or not, i regret it. >> a brand-new team in charge. again. >> you have to be you. >> but with just 79s the election, can trump really change? >> when someone shows you who they are, believe them. >> or is this one more false start? plus, with new questions over the clinton foundation -- >> it was pay for play. >> and those e-mails. can hillary clinton clear the hurdle of trust? this morning, we'll talk to campaign imagine ears from both sides.
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from abc news, it's "this week." here now, chief anchor george stephanopoulos. >> so is this the week? the week we finally see the new and different donald trump so many republicans are hoping for? back in the spring, trump mused about it. >> by the way, i can be more presidential than anybody. i can be more presidential, if i want to be. i would say more presidential, and i've said this a couple of times, more presidential than anybody other than the great abe lincoln. >> his cam pan chair paul manafort promised the the gop change would be coming. sfwlo you'll start to see more depth of the person. >> after a summer of bad news and tanking poll number, trump fired manafort this week. >> i am who i am. it's me. i don't want to change. i don't want to pivot. i mean, you have to be you. >> then came thursday's
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debate, you don't choose the right words. or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. and i do regret it. particularly where it may have caused personal pain. >> so was that the handiwork of trump's new leadership team, kellyann conway and steve bannon? how does it square with this, trump's tough >> in hillary clinton's america, the system stays rigged against americans. illegal aliens get to stay. >> we're joined now by kellyanne conway, donald trump's new campaign manager. your his third manage aer. >> this was the best week, think so far in the trump campaign. mostly because he's able to be himself, the authentic donald trump. but also the pivot he's made is
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he's out there talking about law enforcement. talking about defeating radical islam aic terrorism. >> we've heard that before. >> not really, these are plans. people can disagree with them. but they can see them. they can say, hey, this guy said we've had 33,000 murders by isis and its predecessor groups since 2003 or so. 80% of them occurring in the last three years. he's willing to call them mrs. clinton in her convention speech last month referred to them as our determined enemies. >> we saw the comments on thursday night expressing regret. you have the hillary clinton campaign running a video showing donald trump talking about the times he doesn't regret what he said. the comments about the khan family. judge curiel, john mccain. what does mr. trump regret saying?
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anytime he caused people personal pain where he didn't intend to do that. >> he's called the khan family? called john mccain and apologized? >> no, he exprezed regret publicly. he's said if i caused you personal pain -- that could include me or you -- >> that's regretting what they feel not what he said. >> regretting, he said if i have chosen the wrong words ord intend, then i regret that. this is what people love. they love humility. authenticity. accessibility. i'm amazed that the hillary team has responded in yet another attack on donald trump. when are we going hear about how she feels about aetna and united health care pulling out of o obamacare. it's still seen unfavorably. is she going to own snit we want
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>> i'll talk to mr. mook in a bit. is donald trump sorry for what he said about the khan family, about john mccain? about judge curi erk l. >> she s >> he said he regrets the personal pain he's caused. i believe this is what people appreciate. we couldn't get secretary clipt on the say she deleting 33,000 e-mails. she's sorry about pay to play at the state department. sorry about the clinton foundation taking all these foreign donations that i assume, george, she's implicitly admitting are not a good idea since she's reported that they will stop taking these donations if elected. >> you have had a change of heart as well.
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cruz. >> he's built a lot of his businesses on the backs of little guys. donald trump's tax returns are not transparent. i would like to see that. it's vulgar. i do want somebody who hurls personal insults or go and talks about philosophical dimps. >> what changed for you? >> that's not my style. i'm a mother of four shall children. change on hurling insults? >> he doesn't hurl personal insults. he's bringing the case to communities of color in michigan. he's speaking to all americans when he does that, george. he's challenging the democratic party. hillary clinton and president obama's legacy. how in the world can we abide a 5 a 8% unemployment rate among african-american youth.
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million more african-american in poverty. we want to it be act facts and figures. that's the only way to rebuild the american economy. you unleash energy indianaepend. you get hold of the situation that is obamacare. he's going place where is other republican candidates are unwilling or unable to do. >> one more question on this. you stand by your comments. you believe donald trump should be transparent with his tax >> i learned -- i'm glad he's transparent about a number of things. we're running against the lest accountable, lest transparent, i think joyless kptd. i learned from the inside, the audit is a serious matter. he's said when the audit is complete, he'll release his tax returns. i know that what concerns people most about quote taxes is their own tax liability. we appreciate people being able to see hillary clinton's plan
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who will get the middle class tax relief. >> here's part of trump's comment this is week. >> what you to have to lose? what do you have to lose? you're living in poverty. your schools are no good. you have no jobs. 58 pgt of your youth is unemployed. what the hell do you have to lose? >> as you know, you were just talking about that. community found that insulting. he was making those comments in communities that were more than 90% white. >> those comments are more than -- i'm white. i live in a white community. he's trying to tell americans we can do better. the thing he said that got a great deal of resonance is maybe hillary clinton looks you as voters. i look at you as people. if you think 58% of unemployment in the african-american youth
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but he's saying, you can't do worse. we're the party, he's the candidate that believes in school choice vouchers and charter schools for african-american, hispanic students. i've done a lot of work in that space here in new york city. it's remarkable to see the quality education these student who is are fully capable and very intelligent receive through school choice and charters. hillary clinton's against those. >> you talk about the changes mr. trump is ready to talk about now. what about on the ground? you're stillar hillary clinton campaign in staffing, organizations, in the states and head quarters. >> we're trying to get an assessment of where we are state by state. i'll be talking to field staff, field directors, data operation. find out where we are, what we need. we're going to employ talented people in the swing states we plan to extend to 10 or 11. i'm happy to announce we're working closely with the rnc,
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a great relationship with chairman priebus. talk to him daily now. we expect shawn spicer, the director of communications at the rnc to spend more time with us. >> he'll join your campaign? >> he'll spend more time here. >> one final question on the debates. mr. trump told me a few weeks ago he wasn't sure about the dates or the moderators. is he now prepared to accept those? >> we're talking about the particulars, logistics, about the debates. we're doing debate prep. we're doing that in many different ways. he's very engaged with that. it's enjoyable for him. he's a natural communicator. natural connecter with people. the debates are a fabulous opportunity to force a conversation on to substance. what i learned this week, we had a great week. best week so far. the other thing i learned is donald trump is back in hillary clinton's head. if you look at the way they're responding to this week, that's
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serious real estate. >> not yet ready to accept the dates? >> we're discussing that. >> kellyanne, thank you. >> thank you. let's go to reince priebus. mr. chairman, thank you for joining us. you heard they'll be beefing up cooperation with you. do you believe donald trump is doing what it chtakes to change the >> i do. i think he's getting into a groove. i think he likes the new style that he's been out on the campaign trail producing. and speaking of. soy think he's done a great job. and i think the polls will begin to tighten. and the next couple of weeks. by labor day, or there after, you'll be back to an even race if we continue down this path.
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for a lot of republicans getting nervous about whether he's going to be a drag on house and senate candidates. 110 of them have written an open letter to you. every dollar spent is a dollar of donor money wasted on thes looing effort of a candidate who has actively undermined the gop at every turn. your response? >> i think some of them are good people. many of them are. they don't understand what we do. if we're in ohio, we have an important race in senate in rob port nan. and for president with donald trump. someone has to identify voters we want to vote early and get an absentee ballot in their hands. we have to have a program to make sure that that ballot gets into the box. so whether you're doing that work for the senate, or the president, or a house race, that's what the republican national committee does. in part.
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states that are in play for president are also important states for the senate. so the work that we do on the ground and building data files. it's work that both the senate race and a presidential race needs to have happen. that's what the rnc does. there is no there are 50 million or $100 million put away for television. we don't buy tv. it's not like taking $10 million away from one candidate and this is work to identify swing voters and republican voters, make sure their goy're going to our direction. >> sit okay with you, if those candidates, senator mark kirk in illinois, is it okay if they follow the path that was followed in 1996.
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running the race, they said, it's time to elect us. >> i think those people need a lesson on federal election law. in regard to mark kirk, that's not a presidential battleground state. back to your question, in 1996, this was soft, corporate money coming into the political parties. dnc, rnc, back in 1996, could take millions of dollars from corporations and bu ads. some of those people that signed the letter took away the right for national parties to have that money for television ads. so there is no soft money pass through the national parties. in october, that could mean the difference to $100 million to a senate race versus a presidential. you have to look at the election laws that allow national parties to pivot like that in october. that doesn't exist. >> finally, you know, we saw --
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join us. and steve bannon has joined as well. >> they're interested in a be the junior partner in increasing statism. and there is a dedicated group of libber taryn, tea party conservatives and limited government conservatives destroy them. >> are you confident he can be in charge of a campaign that republican leadership, like paul ryan, can be happy with? >> i'm never happy with unearned criticisms. but, let me say this. i think people can pivot into different roles. and ultimately, the person in charge of donald trump's campaign is donald trump. and so, let me say, the last few days, i think everyone has seen
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that donald trump has been purr suing. i think it's much better for this campaign. i think he's doing great. he's on a great pathway to recalibrating the campaign and getting this thing tight. you saw kellyanne con wayway do fantastic job. donald trump has been disciplined and mature. i think he's going to get this thing back on track and tight and ahead as we move through september. >> mr. chamirman, thank you for joining us. >> you bet. thank you. you've heard from the gop. clinton campaign manager joins us next. and our exclusive with green party candidate dr. jill stein. coming up. ? your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil
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they can make him read new words from a tell prompter. but he's still the same man who insults gold star families. demeans women. mocks people with disabilities. and thinks he knows more about isis than our generals. there is no new donald trump. this is it. this week. we're joined by her campaign manager, robby mook. thank you for joining us. you heard kellyanne conway say, no, we're seeing a different donald trump. he's reinforcing that with new policies. while hillary clinton promises more of the same. >> well, george, we're not seeing a pifrt. donald trump himself said this was not a pivot. he wants to double down on letting donald trump be donald trump.
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run his campaign someone who wrote -- ran a so-called news organization, breitbart news, which has peddled some of the worst conspiracy theories around. they've run news, quote unquote news that's defended white supremacists, that's been sexist, racist, the worst of our politics. i think we should be concerned. paul manafort has been pushed out. that doesn't mean that the russians have been pushed out the hand of the kremlin has been at work in this campaign for some time. it's clear they're supporting donald trump. we need donald trump to explain the extent to which the hand of the kremlin is at the core of his campaign. there's a web of financial interests that are not been exposed. this are real questions about whether donald trump is a puppet for the kremlin in this race?
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for the kremlin? >> there's a web of financial ties to the russians he refuses to disclose. over the last few week, he's parroted vladimir putin in his own remarks. we saw donald trump talk about leaving nato and leaving our eastern european allies vulnerable to a russian attack. the gentleman he brought with him to his security briefing just last week on the payroll of the russia times, basically a propaganda arm of the kremlin. he was sitting two seats away from vladimir putin at the 10th anniversary fwal la. there are a lot of questions here. we need donald trump to disclose all of his financial ties. >> a lot of questions this week about the clinton foundation. you announced that the
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governments and groups if hillary clinton wins. donald trump jr. said, sit okay to accept foreign and corporate money when secretary of state but not when potus? doesn't it suggest that taking those contradictions when secretary clinton was secretary of state was wrong? >> the steps taken when secretary clinton went to the state department were unprecedented. it's important to keep in mind. philanthropic organization. 90% of the cost of malaria drugs has come down thanks to the clinton foundation. over 10 million people around the globe are receiving life saving treatments thanks to the clinton foundation. donald trump's bottom line is connected to all kinds of financial interests. they affect his net worth.
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become president are unprecedented. we're happy that that planning is taking place. i think when we talk about transparency, disclosure, donald trump needs to release his taxes. explain his financial ties. yesterday, we read in "the new york times," that his businesses owe millions of tlars to the bank of china. donald trump talks all the time about a trade war with china. how can he to that when millions of dlas of his own bottom >> it's not just secretary clinton's critics who are suggesting a change should come. ed rendell, former governor of pennsylvania, said they should stop taking the contradictions. the clinton foundation is sleerly a liable for hillary clinton as she seexthe prez ten si. the foundation should remove a political and actual distract and stop accepting funding. if clinton is elected, the foundation should be shut down. will that happen?
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is that they'll continue to operate. again, george, i want to keep in mind. millions of people around the world depend on life saving health treatments that the foundation provides. just pulling the plug on that would threaten lives around the globe. the foundation is in the process of trying to figure out how to refocus, reshift. the steps they've pledged to take as a philanthropic organization are unprecedented. you didn't foundation when the second bush came into office. the family stayed on the board. >> hasn't it become a liability? >> no, look, what the foundation is saying is at the they don't want to become a distraction. they want to go as far as they possibly can to make sure there's no possible conflict of interests. i want to be fair here. donald trump is refusing to disclose deep financial ties
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kremlin. and where countries like china have lempbl over him and could potentially distort his decisionmaking there. none of this is being disclosed. we're having this conversation because the foundation has chose on the take unprecedented step to make changes. >> is your campaign opening to alternate dates for the debates are the debates. these rules and the debates were set a long time ago. we agreed to them immediately. i think the voters will see a stark difference from steady leadership ax depth of experience from secretary clinton and ill temperament and poor judgment from donald trump. that's what they've seen the entire campaign. let's get on with it.
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rules pip don't know if he's afraid of the debate. if he wants to attention of causing controversy. they need to get over it. let's have the debates. let the american people make their judgment. >> dr. jill stylein is coming u. are you worried she'll drain votes from secretary clinton? >> i'm nop. our role is to make the case for secretary clinton every day. she's the most qualified person to ever seek the presidency. she'll provide the steady she's laid out clear plans to create an economy that works for everyone. not just those at the top. i don't think people want to divert their vote to anybody else. they're going to vote for secretary clinton. we'll keep focused on making her case. >> robby mook, thank you very much. we'll be right back with dr. jill stooin and our powerhouse "roundtable." we call it dark data. 80% is invisible to most businesses. the ibm cloud has tools
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>> this is what democracy looks like. >> dr. stein wans to build on what sanders sparked. >> we're saying no to the lesser evil and yes to the greater good. >> born in chicago, she graduated from harvard college and medical school before starting her medical career in massachusetts. her passion for health and education brought her to politics. running for governor twice. back in 201, she got less than one-half of 1% of the vote as the green the latest poll shows her ath% this time around, which could be enough to change this race. and dr. stein joins us now. thank you for coming in. your first sunday interview. tell our viewers, give them the 30-second case why jill stein. >> because people are being thrown under the bus and they're tired of it. they're tired of a rigged economy. tired of a rigged political system. they don't like the two choices that are basically bought and
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the fossil fuel giants, by the war profiteers. i'm a physician, not a politician. i'm not part of the corrupt system. i'm the only candidate in the race not corrupted by lobbyists' money, superpacs, by corporate money. i have the liberty to stand up and offer the solutions that the american people are clamoring for. >> you heard robby mook, me said he wasn't worried about your candidacy. donald let look. >> i think a vote for stein would be good. it's the green party. i figure anybody voting for stein is going to be for hillary. soy think vote for stein is fine. >> he addresses what we showed in our poll as well. what you to say to voters who would worry that by voting for you, the progressives, liberals, democrats, they would help elect donald trump? >> well, that politics of fear
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you're scared of rather than for the candidate who represents your values. what we have seen other jeers this politics of fear delivered everything we were afraid of. all the reasons people were told to vote for the lesser evil. because you didn't want the offshoring of our jobs. you doint want the matsdsive bailouts for wall street. you didn't want the end less expapding wars. the attack on immigrants. that's what we've gotten because we, the people, have allowed el democracy needs a moral compass. it needs a vision. an affirmative vision of what we're about. and an agenda that we can put forward. it's been a race to the bottom between those two parties that have thrown us under the bus. is there there's a recent example. the 2000 campaign. progressives voted for ralph nader in florida. they say that i elected george w. bush. there was a real difference there. >> well, let's be clear. we're in a very different
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physical myth ol ji until the cows come home. i'll save that discussion for another day. we're in a very different political moment. most voters have rejected the democratic and republican party. the largest bloc of voters are now independent. democrats and republicans are a minority party. the majority of voters have rejected hillary clinton and donald trump and are clamoring so who are those on top to be giving marching orders to voters to be good little boys and girls? politician do not have a new form of entitlement. they're not entitled to our votes. hillary clinton and donald trump have not earned our votes. >> you are saying things no other candidate is willing to say. you talked about disarming the police back in july. >> we need to explore what it
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because as a society, we e have become armed combatants, all of us. and in addition to police targeting, there are so many people who are just caught in the cross-fire of guns. >> how would disarming police work in a society where there are millions of guns out there? >> exactly. which is why i used the term something to explore in the future. the context was talking about violence, and police violence in particular, with over 600 death this is year alone. and our need to actually hold police accountable so we can address the scourge of racist violence. and i think it's important to see that as not just police violence. we're in a violent society. we're all being caught in the cross fire. we have called for not only police review boards, not only investigators to look into each death at the hands of police,
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reconciliation commission. so that we can ard this ongoing climate of fear and racism which, in many ways, has been a continuous line since the institution of slavery, lynchings, jim crow and so on. >> you're at 4 hkt now. far better than 2012. still far from being able to win the race. what is victory for dr. come up on our campaign. with the cn thrks town hall meeting the other night. we're encouraging town hals. the american people deserve the right to vote and to know who they're able to vote for. i'm running 4 to 6 hkt, 7%, without national coverage. largely from a millennial generation that is lock out of a future right now.
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doctor, practicing political men sid, because we have to heal our sick political system. i'm in this as a mother, very concerned about the future that our younger generation doesn't have. and that's who is mostly paying attention. i think they're early adopters here. if they don't have a future, we don't have a future. they are locked in debt, they don't have jobs. they're looking at a climate that is unraveling on their watch. looking at the news of the last week. unheard of flooding, now in louisiana. and california. heat waves thp this is what the future looks like. because i'm not captured by the usual suspects, i have the libber toy stand up and call for importantly our main platform, which is an emergency jobs program to address the emergency of climate change. we're calling for a green new deal. that will create an emergency transition to 100% clean renewable energy. >> thank you, dr. stein.
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>> we'll be right back with insight and analysis from our
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we're back with our "roundtable." joined by matthew dowd. the chief correspondent for the washington post, dan balz. kristen soltis and ereson, and jamal simmons. third campaign manager, matthew dowd, for donald trump. we saw the expression of regret this week. how much real change? >> we'll see. this is all temporary. he's made a change in the last four after being in this 400 days. normally, george, as you know, with the same team and end with the same team. george w. bush, barack obama, ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan brought in james baker. >> i thought reince priebus said something factual. donald trump is running his own campaign. it doesn't matter if ironman puts person pots in charge of the campaign, tony stark is still running this.
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change unless donald trump changes and stays changed. >> this is the best fwheek a long time for donald trump. i guess it's kind of relative. you write this week that the fact that he's been in the news is masking hillary clinton's real problems. >> one of the things i said is she ought to send him a thank you note for taking attention away from some of the problems -- about the foundation. that issue popped up again t draws so much attention to himself, those issues -- it's not that they're not there or they're totally obscured, they don't get the attention they probably otherwise would if he were running a more disciplined campaign more focused away from himself not on him. >> jamal, if you look where things stand, hillary clinton with a healthy lead nationally, you can look at the summer donald trump has had. it should be a lot bigger. >> it should be.
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comes to her own trust and popularity ratings. think people are looking for whether or not she's going to be able to make it past 50%. there's a wael real question to whether that happens. there's an electoral majority. >> you think she can get close to 50? >> i think it will be doubtful. it could mean something about dompber, mandate. all that stuff matters. what's most important is millennial voters. whether or not she can get 71% for sanders to show up for her. >> we saw the expression of regret from donald trump. clearly trying to soften the edges of his persona. did he go far enough? >> it's not necessarily about did he go far enough. can he sustain it? think of him as a shopping cart with a broken wheel. it keeps wanting to veer off course. can he fix the cart? or is this just a week where
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over the dislays in the store? i think it will take more than one good week. a lot of good weeks, all the way through november to earn back the trust of the voters who don't like hillary clinton. a lot of voters are looking at the election in disgust. they're looking for a ray of hope, some reason to vote for someone. donald trump is running out of time. but making this switchup, it may be a last gasp of an atent to do so. >> one of the most frustrating of these major candidates on a curve. both inspiration and integrity. oh, wow, she broke this thing out. donald trump is same. he says some tellprompted speech, let's grade them on a curve. >> you know, it's a comparative
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the perfect. and donald trump versus the perfect. we have two judge them against each other. >> i think that's the narrative. it's a binary choice. don't look at anybody else. the significance of the poll sthat etch now, with both candidates 10 on 0% named, 35% of the country would like to consider someone else. i think they should be allowed to instead of being forced into this position of pick one or the other because that's what you have to do. >> i don't thing people are >> we are the sort of immediate yok si does. >> people see the flaws in both of these candidate. it's been written about consistency since this campaign started. on the other hand, these are the candidates the major parties produced. the question for the voters, do they take a leap out of that system? or stick with that and say, okay, i'll take the chase not makes me least unhappy? >> that has big implications after november as well. the polls right now are
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let's say she does get a significant number of votes in the electoral college. that doesn't mean she as mandate to run the agenda she's running on. >> one other thing that could affect this is what the other downballot candidates do. you heard reince priebus say, they're not ready to walk away from donald trump. they're embracing him. in 1996, the repubn walked away the bob dole in the final two months. >> i think you're likely to see that. right now, some of those kptds are hanging on. they're doing better than donald trump this their own races. maybe they think they can continue to thread the needle. i think, as we go into october, there's going to have to be some triage in some of these candidates. >> i think there's a real question for the republican establishment. what is the health or the
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party in the aftermath of an election like this. it's changed. a different group of voters will stay with them. for a candidate, for all of his problems, george, as you said, he started before the convention, he was four points down. two con vepgss, two horrible weeks, he's basically five points down. the republican pear establish thinks going into the debates, he's 3 or 4 he has a 1 in 5 a chance of winning this. they're worried about the party. >> you can't win in states unless the presidential nominee makes you viable. rob partman may end up turning out hillary clinton voters to ensure his own election. that will hurt donald trump.
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there are huge hums of voters who love hillary clinton's agenda. you may see republican candidates in states where donald trump is underperforming them say look, vote for me, send me to washington soy can be a check on hillary clinton's agenda. send me to washington to have a rebus debate, rather then an gig her a blank check. >> you would see people pop up who are not they save members of song and senators. >> i think to matthew's point, this is a different republican party we've seen created through this election. and for somebody in a tough senate race, they have to make a decision how much are they willing to offend that donald trump constituency in order to break away and get other voters they otherwise might not get. this is a constituency they have to manage in a way they don't quite know how to do yet.
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the first debate will be a super bowl level of intensity of an audience. voters carry optimism that maybe somebody will show up with an inspirational message. that brings the country together. >> does that happen in a debate? >> it has to. the problem with hillary clinton winning the election, whiching loose like as of today she would, or donald trump wins the election, as jamal said, how do they governor? how do they govern in the is going to be angry no matter who se leked. >> they'll see hillary clinton, on debate day, she has plans, and plans to execute. donald trump changes his mind every day. >> dan balz, if hillary clinton wins by the margins we're seeing today, it's not enough to bring the house to the democratic side. >> no, it's not. she's lickly to have a republican house to deal with. and perhaps a republican senate.
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over the senate. at main mum, she's likely to have that. one of the most important relationships and decisions she has to make is what is that approach to speaker ryan? what is that relationship? how does she do that? >> worse case, donald trump will get 55 million votes. worst case scenario in the course of the election. when he shows up on election day? >> that's at about 40%. >> he gets 55 million votes, he's not going away. >> 's we're going to come back with an update on the zika
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all it takes is one mosquito bite. and it can affect the rest of our lives. we're just not willing to take that risk. >> so, my husband and i considered the possibility of me relocating for the duration of my pregnancy. as an alternative. we decided i would house arrest. i'm not leaving home with the exception of for doctor's appointments or if there was an emergency. >> so much concern about the zika virus. the cdc warned pregnant women should stay away from miami beach. for more, we're joined by dr. anthony fauci. you said last week, the situation in florida could be a perfect storm scenario. is that what we're seeing right
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predictable. you have a situation where you have a considerable number of travel-related cases. the right environmental and mosquito conditions, you'll see individual cases, as we have seen in winwood and now miami beach. you'll see clusters, which is what we're seeing here now, with the latest report from miami beach. it's not unexunexpected. the florida authorities and cdc are being aggresse mosquito control. that's the best way to keep it there spreads further. >> what other states are at risk right now? >> the once most at risk are those along the fwufl coast. i would not be surprised if we see cases in texas and louisiana, particularly now where you have the situation with flooding in louisiana. there will be a lot of problems getting rid of standing water. when you have a subtropical or semitropical region with the right mosquitos and individuals
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surprising that we will see additional cases. not only in florida but perhaps in other of the gulf coast states. >> i was struck by a piece in "the new york times" this morning. the millennial generation needs to take the lead in thinking about what we're going to do if zika per sises in the next few years. we should view it more as an std that any of us could catch. everyone who mightav needs to take this seriously. >> we need to take it seriously. i don't think we're going to see a diffuse, broad outbreak in the united states. because of a number of issues. the conditions in our country as a broad, continental usa would not make that a likely happening. we'll see these kinds of outbreaks and you know, with our experience with other viruses this could hang around for year or two. hopefully, we get to a point to
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for example, we have seen that with dengae in the past. we're compounded by the complication that this is also sexually t ly transmitted. you have to be extra special careful about following the cdc guidelines. if you're in the area or traveling there. >> dr. fauci, thank you for joining us. that is all for us today. thank you for shares part of your sunday with us.
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